Why Knowledge Management Didn’t Save General Motors: Addressing Complex Issues By Convening Conversation

Conversation Matters

GM was brought down by a flawed strategy, but an organization’s strategy is clearly a product of the knowledge that exists within its walls. The knowledge existed within GM to develop a more competitive strategy. But between 2000 and 2008 knowledge management did not help GM bring that organizational knowledge together in a way that could have saved it from bankruptcy. Johnsonville Foods an Example of Using Collective Knowledge to Address Complex Issues.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Blogging for Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Online course-management systemsare perhaps the most pernicious in that respect, in part because ITdepartments across the country have made them the primaryteaching-and-learning tool available to faculty members.The problem is not the idea of a course-management system itself — abasic set of tools for content delivery, evaluation, and communication— nor the various uses of such systems, many of which serve theirpurposes quite well.

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How to Learn From Experience

Conversation Matters

Learning from experience requires setting aside time to learn, but equally important, it requires being in conversation with peers with whom learners can reflect on their own experience and contrast that with the experience of others. Generative questions are the gold standard of learning from experience becasue they surprise us, engage both heart and spirit, build relationships, and reframe reality ( Bushe 2007 ). Think of it as gestation time.

Understanding Quality by Design

Knowledge Musings

During my last week in Chicago I attended the iBio event on Understanding Quality by Design - a panel discussion between Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Purdue), Dan Heighway ( Eli Lilly ), and Sam Venugopal ( Conformia ). In 2007, there were only 27 references to prior knowledge in regulatory filings - this has to change significantly if companies are going to get anywhere near the capability to demonstrate that they are relying on demonstrated knowledge and experience.

Knowledge-at-work: 05 Retrospect

Knowledge-at-work

Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « CoP2.0 - January 2006 | Main | Structured Settlements3.0 ? Attended my first blogwalk , met many bloggers f2f for the first time, followed the folksonomy and tagging memes, became interested in e-learning2.0 There is something very powerful about knowledge elicitation, visual representation and working almost synchronously on a diagram.